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OnePlus 6 and 6T pick up January 2021 patches and GMS update with OxygenOS 10.3.8

OnePlus 6 and 6T pick up January 2021 patches and GMS update with OxygenOS 10.3.8

The OnePlus 6 and 6T just picked up a new update. No, they aren't getting Android 11 today, but the latest OxygenOS v10.3.8 does deliver January 2021 security patches plus an updated GMS package. Folks in India also get the newish OnePlus Store app and an update to the Red Cable Club "MemberShip" app.

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Google Keep adds home and work shortcuts for task reminders (APK Download)

Google Keep adds home and work shortcuts for task reminders (APK Download)

While there are a ton of great alternatives out there, Google Keep is still by far the most popular note-taking app on the Play Store. The reason for that is its tight integration with other Google services and its simple, yet functional interface. Google is now further improving upon this user experience by bringing your home and work shortcuts to Keep’s location-based reminders.

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Pinterest has stories now too, because everyone needs a step-by-step guide to your latest pho or crochet

Pinterest has stories now too, because everyone needs a step-by-step guide to your latest pho or crochet

Pinterest may not be the hottest app in our tech bubble, but it looks like there's quite a big audience regularly returning to the network — about 442 million people every month, to be exact. These users will soon discover a familiar interface tweak that's currently popping up in apps left and right: A stories carousel on the home page. Pinterest calls its take on the original Snapchat feature Story Pins, and it's supposed to help Pinterest creators interact with their audience.

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Google Photos finally looks okay on Android tablets

Google Photos finally looks okay on Android tablets

Even though millions of Android tablets are sold each year, and Chromebooks use many of the same applications through the Play Store, most of Google's apps are not optimized for large screens. Google Photos is one app that has always looked horrible on Android tablets, but that's finally changing.

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OnePlus brings the new OxygenOS 11 launcher to some older phones

OnePlus brings the new OxygenOS 11 launcher to some older phones

OnePlus is a little behind when it comes to bringing the Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 to its older phones, but the company is rolling out an update that will plug that gap a bit in the meantime. The latest 5.x version of the OnePlus Launcher is now compatible with most of the company's older phones, and the two that don't have it yet will later this week, we're told.

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Google Search and Maps will soon show vaccination centers in the US

Google Search and Maps will soon show vaccination centers in the US

Google is often quick to offer customized search results and other features for topics that affect us all, and this has certainly been the case with coronavirus. With vaccines being rolled out in many countries around the world, related queries are undoubtedly on the rise. To make it easier to access authoritative information, Google is expanding its knowledge panels in search results and is working to show nearby vaccination centers on Maps.

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The comprehensive guide to installing and using ADB on any platform

The comprehensive guide to installing and using ADB on any platform

Whether you want to install a custom ROM, activate some hidden Android features, or take screenshots in apps that forbid you from doing so, you'll need the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) and fastboot. They're part of Google's SDK platform tools and give you some lower-level access to your phone. You have to prepare a few things before you can start, so here's the comprehensive guide showing you how to get the platform tools up and running on any platform.

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13 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks (1/9/21 - 1/23/21)

13 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks (1/9/21 - 1/23/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today I have a fabulous winter sports tracker that's finally made its way from iOS to Android, the rebranding of DC Comic's streaming app into a competent comic subscription service, and a new Japanese Twitter app that's been gaining popularity as it receives English-language updates. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last two weeks.

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You can now view photorealistic 3D car models from Porsche, Volvo, and more on your Android phone

You can now view photorealistic 3D car models from Porsche, Volvo, and more on your Android phone

About a month ago, Google published highly realistic 3D models of 250+ cars that could be viewed with an Android phone in the Search app. Today, Google has added models from Porsche, Volvo, and FCA (well, it's Stellantis now) to the mix, making it even easier to daydream.

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All the new movies and early theater releases you can watch at home right now

All the new movies and early theater releases you can watch at home right now

Movie theaters are slowly reopening, but most of the new releases are headed to streaming services rather than the big screen. Whether you're staying at home to limit potential risks, or just saving a few bucks by watching from the couch, we've organized a huge list with many of the newly added films and some upcoming titles.

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